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TetraceraJ]                          FLORA INDICA.                                      63

its greater smoothness and narrower nearly entire leaves, and the number of seeds,
in T. hem 1-2, in T. Assn generally more. We have not a sufficient number of
specimens to enable us to judge' of the validity of these differences, but in any case
VahPs description applies to the present and not to the next species, as has been
correctly observed by Wallich. Wight and Aruott, however, have referred it to
T. Jssa, considering that it must be the ^same as T. Malabarica of Lamarck, from
whom he received his specimens. This is not quite conclusive, because Lamarck
may have had both species before him. His figure certainly resembles T. Assa> but
he represents only one to two seeds, and his description, in. many points, seems ap-
plicable to the peninsular plant. He states that his specimens were from Sonnerat,
who may have communicated to him both species, as he; collected in the Malayan
Archipelago, as well as on the continent of India.

2.  T. Assa (DC. Syst. i. 402, Prod. i. 68); Mis superne glabris
subtus praesertiui ad nervos aclpresse pilosis nervis approjpmatis, sepalis
utrinque glabris ciliatis, folliculis 3-5-spermis. — W. et A. Prod. i. 5
(in adnot.)-, Wall. Cat. 6629.    T. Malabarica, Lam. III. t. 485,/.M?
T. dichotoma, Bl. Bijd. 3.    T. trigyna, Eoxb. II Ind. ii. 645.

HAB. In Chittagong ! et in Peninsula Malayana : adPenang! Ma-
lacca ! Singapur ! — (v. v.)                       ,

DISTKIB. Java! Ins. Philipp. !

Frutex scandcns, 'corticc fusco yel pallido. - Mam novelli strigoso-pilosi, rarius
glabrescentcs. 'Folia oblonga, utrinquc acuta, remote serrato-dentata, 2£-4 poll.
longa, 1-2 lata, nervis primordialibus 3-12, Paniwla 3-12-florse, strigoso-pilosse.
Semina atra, nitida. Arillus fimbriato-lacerus, segmentis filiformibus semen, super-
antlbus.

DC. says that there is no arillus, but his specimens probably had only abortive
seeds. Koxburgh describes it as orange-coloured wool.

3.  T. Enryandra (Vahl, Symb. iii. 71); foliis ovalibus vel ob-
longis crasse coriaccis supra lucidis subtus scabridis demum glabris,
sepalis ovalibus extus pubescentibus. — DC. Syat. i. 402, Prod. i. 68 ;
Rozb. M. Ind. ii. 646.    T. lucida, Wall Cat. 6631 !

HAS. In iusula Singapur, Wall./-^~(v. «,)
In Moluccis et Nova Caledonia.

"Ramuli yolubiles, glabri, juniores pilis scabris asperi ; partes noveUee einereo-to-
mentosae. FoHa 8 poll. longa, l|-2 lata, petiolo ^-poll., integerrima vel remote den-
ticulata, subtus pallida, secus nervos pubescentia. Panicula terminales, foliosse,
multiflor«e. Sbpafa 5* Petala 3, oblonga. Fotticuli 8, ovati, Iseves. Semma 2,
nigra, arillo amplo laciniato cincta.
We have not seen specimens of the Kcw Caledonian plant, so that the identifica-
tion is a little doubtful. The description given by DC., however, agrees very well
with Dr. Wallich's plant, which is unfortunately only in bud. \Ve have therefore
taken the character of the flower and fruit from DC., but the remainder of the de-
scription, represents the Indian plant.
4. T. macrophylla (Wall. Cat. 6628!); foliis obovato-oblongis
utrinque scabris, panicula elongata multiflora, sepalis oblongfe nervosis
extus seabridis pubescentibus, folliculis monospermis.
HAB. In Singapur, Wall! — (v. O
Frutex verosimiliter scandens. IfaitwU lapves, tomento scabrido ftdvo pubescen-
tw, Folia 6-8 poll, longa, ty-ty !»**> petiolo ^-poll,, obtusa yel aubtnracata, in-